In a recent interview, actor Idris Elba has talked about his life before success. The actor discussed selling weed to support himself in the early stages of his career.
He could not get any job when he first moved to America.
“In that time period, I did a lot of things. Some things I’m not proud of, but I did a lot of things,” Elba said. “I used to sell weed. It wasn’t [legal] back then. I did that for a little bit just to pay the way.”
“Dave Chappelle remembers me, because he used to buy weed from me,” he said. “Anyway, moving on. But yeah, I did all kinds of things to be honest.”